60 yr old 1071 - build day birthday pic

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Catmint wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 9:41 am Cracking job Andy :D
Thanks to you for the dash metal of course, the originals were literally ripped out after a crash in the 80s. The tacho was fitted from new according to the wife of the original owner.
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Looking great Andy.
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360gts wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 4:42 pm Looking great Andy.
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...and thanks to you for advice and help, not to mention a few key missing components ;-)
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Great job and those arches make it. What are they?
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snoopy64 wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 10:56 pm Great job and those arches make it. What are they?
They are the early ST Grp 2 arches with the little cut out for the chrome whiskers. You'll spot them on the early works cars, and later ones are smoother without the cut out. The chap who first took it rallying at the end of the sixties bought mostly ST parts. The early ST sump guard is now ready to go on as the later Tech Del one got smashed on a rally unfortunately... but it is all part of the car's history ;-)
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It's SO good to see an "S" restored to such a high standard of finish AND retaining all its real life history 8-) How many Mini Coopers ran through the 1960s in completely standard form :?: Not many. Love to see some period accessories - especially on the actual car they were originally fitted to in the first place.
It's lovely Andy. A real credit to you. Keep it up. You're nearly there now!
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Looks absolutely glorious!
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Very nice!
Of course I know what a dipstick is, you get called something often enough you look it up!
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Love the look of this car and refreshingly non bog standard! 👏

Happy Birthday to your 1071! Lots of Cooper S 60th birthdays this year, mine was 60 last week!
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My 55th birthday in a month or two. I'll remember it and make a point of warming it up and calling out '....happy biirthday SKD....'
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